CARLOS JOSÉ CRUZ INFANTE

PhD Student

PhD program:: XXXVI
email: cruzinfante.1945811@studenti.uniroma1.it




tutor: Erica Antonini

Research: Government Communication for Unpopular Reforms and Policy

Carlos is an independent consultant and researcher with over 10 years of work experience. He is a sociologist and also has a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
He currently advises the Vice Ministry of Housing and Urbanism of Chile's content strategy and has been a consultant for the Inter-American Bank of Development.
Until 2019 he was Chief of Strategic Content of the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Chilean Government, where he worked for five years. He was also Chief of Marketing of Pronto Copec, a Chilean Petroleum Company's (COPEC) brand (2016 - 2017).

Thesis abstract

In recent years much has been studied about the diseases of democracy: populism, dictatorships, fascism in both the developed and developing world. However, the experts have put less attention into the medicines for these ills. Excessive inequality, unsustainable pension systems, uncontrolled fiscal spending, and the catastrophic Covid-19 pandemic have highlighted the need for painful reforms that will allow for the sustainability of democratic societies in the West.

Based on Mario Monti's reforms in Italy, Bob Hawke's in Australia, and more recently Angela Merkel's in Germany, the aim is to identify the good and bad government communication practices to gain citizenry's adherence politicians to carry out unpopular reforms.

Finally, we will extract and adapt these lessons into two contexts. Firstly, for Latin American governments and their political leaders, whose democracy is fragile. Second, for international relations situations and supranational organizations. Part of the remedy for the democratic crisis may lay there.

Research products

  • 11573/1502362 - 2021 - The future of democracy in Chile (01a Articolo in rivista)
    ROLAND BENEDIKTER, CARLOS JOSÉ CRUZ INFANTE
  • 11573/1493281 - 2020 - Re-Globalization in Latin America: Can Turmoil Lead to Reforms? (13c Pubblicazione su portale)
    CARLOS JOSÉ CRUZ INFANTE
  • 11573/1493192 - 2020 - Covid-19 in Latin America- if the virus doesn’t kill us, hunger will (13c Pubblicazione su portale)
    CARLOS JOSÉ CRUZ INFANTE
  • 11573/1493253 - 2020 - Digital Pathways, Pandemic Trajectories. Using Google Trends to Track Social Responses to COVID-19 (13c Pubblicazione su portale)
    CARLOS JOSÉ CRUZ INFANTE
  • 11573/1493247 - 2020 - Latin America and the Center-Right Reborn (13c Pubblicazione su portale)
    CARLOS JOSÉ CRUZ INFANTE
  • 11573/1493229 - 2020 - Peeling back the curtain of Covid-19 in Latin America (13c Pubblicazione su portale)
    CARLOS JOSÉ CRUZ INFANTE
  • 11573/1493330 - 2019 - The collapse of the models. Re-shaping social protection in Europe and Latin America (13c Pubblicazione su portale)
    CARLOS JOSÉ CRUZ INFANTE

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